Taunt the Tiger Without Getting Bitten
Like Tennis, I never understood why it’s such a faux pas for golf fans watching to taunt the players. Maybe both of these sports are groomed out of the aristocratic society where only the rich have a chance to buy the equipments and play and we all know how rich people love to mind their manners. Or the fan base are just a bunch of white guys who are too scared to say anything. In any case, this weekend, Tiger Woods was taunted by some drunken U.S. Open fans who was shouting on the the sidelines. Here are some of the “hurtful” phrases that was said:
“We’re on Long Island, baby, where men are men!” one fan yelled. “Put that umbrella down!”
“Suck it up, you’ve got your own video game!”
“This Bud’s for you!”
I’d say more power to these fans who give these players a hard time. While in golf, your opponent is often yourself, why shouldn’t fans who pay hundreds of dollars to these events be able to heckle the golfers just like they do in basketball, football or any other sport.